dean martin roast
Video Rating: 4 / 5
After he discussed the “cacoon”, he said:” no offense to the colored man here on the stage”. Could you imagine what would happen to anyone who would have dared say that today? Their career would be over, complete with visits from Jesse and Al.
@atoxx1 Yeah I know what you mean. While not all comedy is crude and vulgar today, but too much of it is so. Especially the roasts of today. I think what happened is what usually happens when a social revolution of sorts takes place. There will be those who go way too far with it. Comedians became too clean and weren’t so funny, so we got Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. Then others wanted to be like them but weren’t as talented so all they could do is swear and be crude.
Roasts back then were interesting, people played drunk, coy, angry flirty, crazy, ………………….the recent roasts in comedy central are just vulgar and many are not funny.
lassie OR lucy OMG
Brooks was priceless. Wow he was funny!!!
@toeytay She along with Roseanne Barr, Phyllis Diller and Moms Mabley, belong on the female branch of the Mount Rushmore of Comedy. As for the males, Winters, Pryor, Rickles and Carlin. Do you agree?
@MEthistime Oh please, this is a trite complaint and it has no basis in fact either. It’s so easy to complain about things as they are now and to glorify the past. Performers are not always young now, and thirty years ago they weren’t always talented. Or did you miss the part when Foster used a play on words to call Lucy loose, high art indeed.
Mr.Brooks was one of a kind and no one comes anywhere near his talent.I watched him during my childhood and was amazed and now I am totally rapt and watch all his bits on a daily basis and it always cheers me up.may he rest in peace.
Lucille Ball – best comedienne of all time. Enough said, this was hilarious.
Any comedian who could make Don Rickles double over in laughter was a top craftsman. Damn I love Foster Brooks!
Pure Clean Comedy
Man, now THIS is true comedy. No foul-mouth garbage humor like the so-called comics of today. Comedy Central should just stop it with their versions of the Roast. They suck majorly.
FOSTER BROOKS NO 1
Mr Brooks was a GENIUS @ his art, always always funny. R.I.P.
I was very young when these were on tv but, there will never again be people with class and fun as all of these people were. People back in the day enjoyed life going to dine, drink, laugh, and dance. People these days don’t go out for a drink and listen to a live band. There too worried about jogging. We are all going to DIE anyways why not enjoy life???
I guess with comedians there were two types. A comic said things in a funny way. A comedian said funny things. Foster was awesome because he was a master at both skills, and what a sense of timing and delivery. Thanks for all the great posts.
THAT THING WAS RIDDLED WITH AMAZING ONE-LINERS!!! AMAZINGNESS!!!
he’s great…..between him and hee-haw ans the carol burnette show this is the greatest comedy era
Foster Brooks got more laughts just walking from his seat to the podium then others got form their hole rutine
Agreed. Funny thing, He didn’t drink at all.
Oh how I miss those people. Pure funny and not one four-letter word needed.
lassy I mean lucy hahaha classic foster brooks
“how ’bout u Luc (turns around to Dean Martin) thats what the football team used to call her!” oh ha ha ha ha i love the roast why r all the shows that on now crap?!?! and the comedy shows are kinda funny but none of them equal up to what they were then. Lucy was part of making TV good then! we love you lucy!
Actually it wasn’t this roast that Parkyakarkus died. It was a Friar’s Club Roast in November of 1958 for Lucy and Desi that he died.
“fire folicles” and no one caught it except Lucy.